Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 38 / JULY 1983 / PAGE 10

Monitor Sound

I currently have a 48K Atari 800 with a PERCOM disk drive. I would like to connect my computer to an RGB color monitor instead of a TV. But in doing so, I would lose all audio. Is there a way to have the sharpness of a color monitor and yet retain the sound capability necessary for the majority of Atari programs?

John C. Nardi

First of all, check the particular brand of color monitor you intend to buy. Some monitors do have a built-in audio capability. Other solutions would be to connect the audio output signal (pin 3 of the Atari's monitor plug) to your stereo system, or to an inexpensive, battery-powered amplifier available at most electronics supply houses.